Barta Furmint 2015 on SommSelect

“Barta’s Öreg Király Dúló (Old King vineyard) is a frontrunner for Hungary’s finest grape-growing site. This is Dry Furmint like you’ve never experienced—it has more texture, pure fruit, and mineral verve than many of the world’s greatest whites.” – IAN CAUBLE, MASTER SOMMELIER This is one of the most singularly delicious whites I’ve had all […]

10 Reasons to Love Furmint by Rebeka Győrfi

Rebeka Gyorfi (@rebekagyorfi) at Palinkerie gives you 10 reasons to love Furmint, Hungary’s premier native white grape varietal. 10.  It’s multi-faceted Sweet, dry, salty, earthy, rich, citrusy, powerful: these words can all be used to describe Furmint. Let yourself be surprised by the varied expressions of this wonderful, thin-skinned, late-ripening beauty. 9.  No matter the […]

Expert Predictions For The Wine Trends That Will Shape 2018 – Forbes

The world of wine, for all its reputation as a fairly hide-bound place, is constantly shifting. Styles, regions, grape varieties—all of these are just as subject to the vagaries of changing tastes and trends as fashion or music. But that doesn’t mean that what we’ll all be uncorking next year is without rhyme or reason: […]

Tasting Hungary at The Little Nell

After the Aspen Food and Wine Classic I finally found some time to put together a little tasting/class on Tokaj and Eger. We’ve had some bottles left over from previous year’s FWC and FurmintUSA was kind enough to let us have a couple of bottles each. In addition to that, thanks to Blaine Christian the […]

This Wine Region is Trending – Snooth

Hungary Several come to mind, including Rias Baixas, Spain (for Albariño), but I’m going to go with Hungary. For any region to break out in the national market, I feel it has to 1) be in a position to produce enough wine to satisfy the market, 2) meet quality standards that appeal to consumers and […]

Fried Chicken Wine Pairings – Wine Folly

Take a peek at these sommelier-approved wine and fried chicken pairings for your next bucket of extra crispy. Wine Pairing Alternatives Need more options? Check out these utility players for your fried chicken. Tempranillo – Savory notes and fat-softening tannins make this wine a winner. Riesling – Aromatic sweetness and high acidity in Riesling cut […]